Multiethnic comparison of adolescent major depression based on the DSM-IV criteria in a U.S.-Japan study.

@article{Doi2001MultiethnicCO,
  title={Multiethnic comparison of adolescent major depression based on the DSM-IV criteria in a U.S.-Japan study.},
  author={Yuriko Doi and Robert Edmund Roberts and Kazuo Takeuchi and Shosuke Suzuki},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={1308-15}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the prevalence rates of major depression based on the DSM-IVcriteria with data from a multiethnic sample of adolescents drawn from the same U.S.-Japan study and to investigate the relation of adolescent major depression to ethnicity. METHOD Adolescents aged 12-15 years (N= 2,046; 539 Anglo-American, 636 African-American, 409 Mexican-American, and 462 Japanese adolescents) were studied in 1994 (response rates: 85.3% for U.S. students and 95.5% for Japanese students). The… CONTINUE READING

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